The District augments a robust regulatory strategy with a successful incentive program that includes many ways for the public to save money, reduce air pollution and protect public health in the Valley. The District's Drive Clean in the San Joaquin incentive program provides Valley residents and businesses with a rebate of up to $3,000 when purchasing or leasing a battery-electric or plug-in hybrid vehicle.
Electric vehicles are much less expensive to maintain, are better for the environment, and produce zero tailpipe emissions. Additionally, state and federal programs offer significant rebates and tax credits that can be combined with the District’s program. See below:
- Valley Air District – up to $3,000
- State of California Clean Vehicle Rebate Project – up to $7,000
- Federal Electric Vehicle Tax Credit – up to $7,500
To learn more about Drive Clean in the San Joaquin, visit www.valleyair.org/driveclean. California residents can also visit Access Clean California www.accesscleanca.org, for a one-stop-shop to find all the programs offered to help drivers switch to electric vehicles.
Businesses and public agencies are also encouraged to help build the Valley's EV infrastructure by installing electric vehicle charging stations using the District's Charge Up! Program. Charge Up! provides funding to organizations to install charging stations on-site for public and employee use. For more information on Charge Up! Visit www.valleyair.org/chargeup.
The Valley Air District covers eight counties including San Joaquin, Stanislaus, Merced, Madera, Fresno, Kings, Tulare and San Joaquin Valley air basin portions of Kern. For additional information about the San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control District, visit www.valleyair.org or call 559-230-6000